Troops Neutralize Bandit, Recovers Ammunition In North Central

Troops Neutralize Bandit, Recovers Ammunition In North Central
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Mariam Sanni, Abuja

As part of efforts to curb insecurity in the North Central Zone, troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have neutralized armed bandits, recovered arms and also arrested suspected bandits in Benue and Nassarawa state.

 The Coordinator, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, explained that following credible intelligence reports on the hideout of some notorious elements that were alleged to be terrorizing Abaji general area of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, troops of Sectors 2 and 4 swiftly mobilized to the area to flush out the bandits.

According to him, troops made contact with armed bandits around Asogo village who on sighting troops opened fire on them and thereafter fled into the surrounding bushes.

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He said that troops promptly returned fire thereby killing 3 while one locally made pistol and 11 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered.

‘’ In the same vein, still on the same 26 November 2020, troops of Sector 3, carried out a dawn raid on the residence of some henchmen said to be behind recent clashes between herders and farmers at Atiyagiso community in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State,” he noted.

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He added that during the operation, troops successfully apprehended 2 suspects namely Mr Abdulkareem and Mohammed Sani who confessed their involvement in the crime following which they were handed over to the police for further action.

Enenche assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will not relent until normalcy is restored to all troubled zones.

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He urged members of the public  to continue to provide credible information to the troops operating within their localities.


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